MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, on Tuesday said that its dual-SIM Android smartphone platform has been included in the Wi-Fi certified PasspointTM test bed as the first and only mobile benchmark platform used for seamless Wi-Fi network access and secure connectivity for mobile devices on the go.
MediaTek's role in developing the Wi-Fi certified PasspointTM program includes early involvement in proposing fundamental elements of the underlying Wi-Fi Alliance Hotspot 2.0 Specification, driving interoperability testing based on its dual-SIM Android smartphone platform, and contributing proposals that make the certification ideal for mobile devices to automatically discover and connect to Wi-Fi networks, delivering the true mobile broadband experience that users want.
"We congratulate MediaTek on achieving selection to the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED PasspointTM test bed," said Wi-Fi Alliance CEO Edgar Figueroa. "MediaTek's participation in the development of this program has been instrumental in the achievement of an industry-wide certification for this program.”
"The user experience generated by Wi-Fi CERTIFIED PasspointTM equipment will delight subscribers and operators alike," said SR Tsai, General Manager of MediaTek's Wireless Connectivity & Networking Business Unit. "We are pleased to have been a part of the development of this program. MediaTek's industry leadership in performance, integration, efficiency and reliability can now bring the powerful new capabilities of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED PasspointTM to the widest possible range of smartphone devices.”